A college instructor embarks on a fanatical quest to save his job-and enact righteous revenge-in this brilliantly acerbic satire of university politics during the early Cold War yearsHenry Mulcahy's future is in question. An instructor of literature at Jocelyn College, an institute of higher learning renowned for its progressive approach to education, he has just received word that he will not be teaching next semester. He strongly suspects that his dismissal has been engineered by his nemesis, the college president, who Henry believes resents his superior skills as an educator. Or perhaps he
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; Chapter I: An Unexpected Letter; Chapter II: Mulcahy Has an Idea; Chapter III: Mea Culpa; Chapter IV: Ancient History; Chapter V: In Camera; Chapter VI: Lucubrations; Chapter VII: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave; Chapter VIII: The Deputation; Chapter IX: Discovered; Chapter X: Mulcahy Finds a Disciple; Chapter XI: What Would Tolstoy Say?; Chapter XII: The Poets Convene; Chapter XIII: The Tygres Heart Wrapt in a Player''s Hyde; Acknowledgments; A Biography of Mary McCarthy; Copyright
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